Items by Emily Guerin

What it took to investigate a suspicious town in the Mojave Desert
What it took to investigate a suspicious town in the Mojave Desert
The creator of the 2020 podcast California City reflects on how she exposed deceptive desert land sales — from the outside.
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
5 things I learned about managing my money from covering the oil bust
5 things I learned about managing my money from covering the oil bust
A reporter relays tips from her time in the field.
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Breaches in pipelines that carry water away from the oilfields can have devastating consequences.
Fracking without fresh water
Fracking without fresh water
A Texas oil company looks for other ways to supply its water needs.
In North Dakota, signs of changing attitudes towards oil and gas development
Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra
Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra
The wonders of the classic roadside stands that still dish out soft-serve ice cream.
Navajo Nation bets on coal
Navajo Nation bets on coal
A tribe digs into a dying industry.
Crisis biology: Can bacteria save bats and frogs from deadly diseases?
Crisis biology: Can bacteria save bats and frogs from deadly diseases?
As populations plummet, biologists race for a solution.
Rural Americans have inferior Internet access
Rural Americans have inferior Internet access
Does it matter that broadband quality varies so widely?
Inside the BLM's abrupt decision not to ban shooting in an Arizona national monument
Can more oil extraction cut CO2 emissions from power plants?
Can more oil extraction cut CO2 emissions from power plants?
Some environmentalists are getting behind enhanced oil recovery.
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
A Salt Lake City suburb weighs environmental risk as it grapples with drinking water contamination
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